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· February, 2006

Stories about St. Vincent & the Grenadines from February, 2006

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

  24 February 2006

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security for the 2007 Cricket World Cup” (which is being hosted by several Caribbean territories). The same source says, however, that...

Caribbean: Cricket shrink

  22 February 2006

Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.

Caribbean: Hurricane season

  21 February 2006

“My Caribbean and Florida bloggers, do you realise we are less than 16 weeks away from hurricane season”? asks Cayman Islands-based blogger Ri.

Caribbean: Food stories

  20 February 2006

Iriepeople.com publishes a recipe for Escovitch Fish, while Can Cook Must, Cook hunts for a good roti in London and reviews a new Caribbean cookbook.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Cooking gas war

  20 February 2006

Abeni reports that a “gas war” is on the verge of breaking out in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as Texaco pushes to increase the price of a cylinder of cooking gas from EC$30 to EC$43. Abeni wonders “if the Petro Caribe gas that came in from Venezuela a few...

Caribbean: Racism in cricket?

  14 February 2006

Trinidadian journalist Vaneisa Baksh joins the debate on racism in cricket going on at the Cricinfo – Wicket to Wicket blog with a susbstantial article which concludes that, while racism certainly exists in the Caribbean, it rarely manifests itself these days in the context of West Indies cricket.

Caribbean: Cricket notes

  13 February 2006

The West Indies Cricket Blog links to an article which looks back at the history of West Indies tours to New Zealand, “including the infamous 1980 series when the umpires made more news than the players”; and to another reporting that cricket great Desmond Haynes is calling for a Caribbean...

Caribbean, South Africa: Legacy and succession

  8 February 2006

South Africa-based Caribbean blogger Crossing Worlds wonders whether the struggle begun by the architects of the independence movement is safe in the hands of the current generation. “As the US Civil Rights leaders, the black power activists and the liberation leaders begin to die, it seems even more important to...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Reflections

  6 February 2006

Abeni grapples with some serious moral issues on receiving a letter from a convicted rapist who seems to have plagiarized the lyrics of “Reflections”, the song by controversially imprisoned Jamaican singer Jah Cure.

Caribbean: Plantains & film

  6 February 2006

The Caribbean Beat Blog links to a NY Times article about an ingenious new plantain peeler, and reports that the 1957 film “Island in the Sun”, which was filmed in the Caribbean and stars Jamaica-born Harry Belafonte, is now available on DVD.

Caribbean: where to put “Caribbean”?

  6 February 2006

“A little while ago, I corrected someone who called me “a writer of Caribbean science fiction.” I said that it would be more accurate to call me a Caribbean writer of science fiction,” writes Nalo Hopkinson in a post which generates a long string of comments.

Caribbean: Bloggers invited to tourism press conference

  2 February 2006

Don Dunnigton at the IAOC Blog reports that bloggers have been invited to attend a press conference hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization in New York, which causes the Caribbean Beat Blog to wonder whether bloggers have arrived, and also whether Caribbean governments might be persuaded to implement free municipal...

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